"We have to continue to fight the terrorists in the Syrian Idlib, I do not rule out a comprehensive operation in Idlib, but this is not appropriate now, we have to think about the civilian population before making any decision to launch a comprehensive offensive in Idlib," Putin said.
In another context, Putin considered that "it is difficult to fully agree on candidates for membership of the Constitution Drafting Committee in Syria," stressing "working with the opposition on this committee," in an effort to reach a political settlement of the conflict.
Putin stressed that Russia will continue to fight terrorism in Idlib, warning terrorists there that if they continue to carry out attacks, they will face a response and will be hit, "adding:" They felt the truth of that. "
"The Syrian opposition considers the government of President Bashar al-Assad to be victorious and this is true and realistic," Putin told a news conference in Beijing on Saturday. "But this government is not trying to impose its position on the constitutionality of the constitutional committee.
He also attributed the failure of the formation of the constitutional committee also to the existence of "external pressure" in what appears to be a reference to Turkey.
Turkey prevents participation of representatives of the components of northern and eastern Syria in all matters related to the meetings held to discuss the Syrian situation, including the Constitutional Committee, and threatens from time to time to occupy this part of Syrian territory and annex it to the rest of the areas occupied by it.
Turkey is currently building a separation wall in Afrin to separate it from the rest of Syrian territory and annex it to Turkish territory, similar to the apartheid wall built by Israel in the West Bank to prevent the return of indigenous people to their homes.
Turkey's occupation of Afrin came through a despicable deal with Russia. Turkey withdrew its mercenaries from the eastern Ghouta. In response, Russia opened the Syrian airspace for Turkish planes to bomb Afrin for 58 days.